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Breaking news: Darwin-Adelaide line blocked again

<p>The Adelaide-Darwin rail line could be blocked for up to two days after a southbound freight train derailed near Tarcoola in South Australia late last night (Wednesday, November 1).</p> <p>It is the third incident to occur on the track in 15 days, after two separate accidents involving a herd of camels and a road train each caused 24 hour delays last month.</p> <p>It is unclear what caused the latest incident, which occurred about 700 km northwest of Adelaide and derailed eight wagons. </p> <p>Tarcoola is near the junction where the rail line branches off north to Darwin.</p> <p>FreightLink chief executive John Fullerton told <em>Lloyd’s List DCN</em> that an investigation had begun.</p> <p>&#8220Forty-eight hours is what we’ve been told by ARTC but we’re still trying to confirm that given that there are now people on site,&#8221 Mr Fullerton said.</p> <p>&#8220We’re looking to get the equipment out there to clear the track and re-open it so we don’t know anything else in terms of what caused it, but there is an investigation underway.&#8221</p> <p>FreightLink had maintained an incident-free schedule for the two months leading up to the first incident on October 18. </p> <br />